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Worlds of Ice

Mondes de glace - ᓯᑯᐃᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᑦ (Sikuit Silarjuat)
Philippe Baylaucq
2022 | 34 min 10 sec
A 360° Film
Original English version

Awards and Festivals

  • Official SelectionFullDome Festival, Jena, Germany (2022)

  • Official SelectionFFB Fulldome Festival, Brno, Czech Republic (2022)


Long Synopsis


Short Synopses

Images


Rendering of the formation of a snowflake

Throat singing, introduction by Worlds of Ice narrator Beatrice Deer

View of marine wildlife under the ice

The ice of Saturn's rings

Black ice in the heart of Neptune

Scientific samples from a glacier in the Yukon

Inuit archives projected into an ice igloo

View of the ICE CUBE Technical HQ on the surface at the South Pole

Team


Philippe Baylaucq
Creator


Photo
Photo : Sébastien Gauthier




Beatrice Deer
Narration and Inuit Throat Singing


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Photo : Alexi Hobbs




René Chénier
Producer


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Photo : NFB




Julianne Yip, PhD
Principal Scientific Consultant


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Photo : Spencer Lowell, 2018. Gracieuseté du Berggruen Institute




Benoît Dame ( Exsono inc. )
Sound Design


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Robert Marcel Lepage
Composer, Clarinetist


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Arnaud Mariat
Editor, Technical Direction, Digital 360° Animation


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Credits

A National Film Board of Canada production
In collaboration with the Rio Tinto Alcan Planétarium/Montréal Space for Life

Conceived, Written and Directed by
Philippe Baylaucq

Producer
René Chénier

Research
Philippe Baylaucq
Nancy Marcotte
Julianne Yip

Strategic Partnership Consultant
Kathy Sperberg

Script Consultants
Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
Isabelle Pruneau-Brunet
Julianne Yip

Inspired by
YIP, Julianne (2019). Salt-ice worlds: An anthropology of sea ice, Thèse (PhD), Université McGill.
Yip, Julianne. (2019). “Salt-ice worlds: An anthropology of sea ice.”
Julianne Yip, PhD diss., McGill University, 2019

Ice Science Advisors

Julianne Yip, PhD
“Transformations of the Human” Research Fellow, Berggruen Institute (USA)

Olivier Bollengier, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Department of Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington (USA)

Christine Dow, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Glacier Hydrology and Ice Dynamics | Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Dany Dumont, PhD
Professor, Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER), Université du Québec à Rimouski (Canada)

Jeremy Fyke, PhD
Manager, Climate Services, Associated Engineering Group of Companies

Darren Grant, PhD
Collaboration Spokesperson, IceCube Neutrino Observatory (South Pole)

Michael Kral, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University (USA)

Bonnie Light, PhD
Senior Principal Physicist, Polar Science Center, University of Washington (USA)

Shawn Marshall, PhD
Professor, Department of Geography, University of Calgary | Departmental Science Advisor, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Bruno Tremblay, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, McGill University (Canada)

Stephen G. Warren, PhD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (USA)

Andrew Weaver, PhD
Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria (Canada)
Leader of the BC Green Party (2015-2019)

Science Consultants

Dominique Capelle
Animal Care Technician and Diver, Biodôme, Space for Life

Nathalie Rose Le François
Researcher and Scientific Advisor, Biodôme, Space for Life

A special thank you to
Benjamin Eberhardt, PhD
Allen Pope, PhD
Katie Sinclair, Ph
Delia Tosi, PhD
Sarah Vitak, BSc

Technical Consultant
Sean Caruso

TOURNAGES

Production Managers
Graziella-Léa Formigli
Véronique Tessier

ICE LABORATORIES, 1, 2 AND 3

Coordinator
Isabelle Pruneau-Brunet

Ice Harvest and Artistic Direction
Philippe Baylaucq

Film-Shoot Accessories
Philippe Baylaucq
Patrick Bouchard

Ice Sculptor
Julien Doré, BlizzArt Sculpture enr.

360˚ Cinematography and Ice Photography
Philippe Baylaucq
Nicolas Didtsch
Sébastien Gauthier

Soap Bubble Artist
Olivier Rocheleau-Leclair

Production Assistants
Jonathan Brisebois
Jonathan Pitre
Dominique Thibault

A special thank you to Arctic Glacier
Brian Fuller

Sound Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

ICE RINK

Ice Skaters
Laurence Fournier-Beaudry
Nikolaj Sørensen

Choreographer
Marie Laurier

360˚ Technology Operator
Nicolas Didtsch

Wardrobe Designer
Geneviève Beauchamp

Head Rigger
Raphaël Brien, Bannière, gréage et structure inc.

Unit Stills Photographer
Laurent Guérin

Production Assistants
Jérémie Bélanger
Pascal Dulude-De Broin

Caterer
Madame Soupe

A special thank you to Gaetan-Boucher Arena, St-Hubert
Martin Laflamme

ON-LOCATION FILMING

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QUÉBEC

360˚ Technology Operator
Nicolas Didtsch

Production Assistant
Gabriel Trahan

Ice Climbers
Émilie Bérubé
Francis Côté
José Dionisio
Frédéric Faucher

A special thank you to Maïkan Adventure
Yves Lamothe

QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC

360˚ Technology Operator
Nicolas Didtsch

Production Assistant
Gabriel Trahan

A special thank you to the Quebec City Carnival

RIMOUSKI/LE BIC, QUÉBEC

360˚ Technology Operator
Nicolas Didtsch

Production Assistant
Gabriel Trahan

Boaters
Luc Barast
Bruno Sellet
Peter Sutherland

A special thank you to the Université du Québec à Rimouski
Dany Dumont

A special thank you to Bic National Park

A special thank you to Refuge du Vieux Loup de Mer
Martin Gagnon

A thank you to Thinkwell Studio Montreal
Tommy Caron
Bruno Colpron

MONT-MÉGANTIC, QUÉBEC

360˚ Technology Operator
Nicolas Didtsch

Photographer, Mont-Megantic Observatory
Rémi Boucher

Sound Recording
Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin Gagnon

A special thank you to the Mont-Megantic Observatory
Sylvie Beaulieu, Astronome/Astronomer
René Doyon, Directeur/Director
Julien Huot, Assistant de nuit/Night Assistant

MITTIMATALIK (POND INLET), NUNAVUT

Videographer and SmartICE Technician
Andrew Arreak

A special thank you to SmartICE
Trevor Bell
Zack Coombs
Carolann Harding

NAHLOODAY, YUKON

Videographers
Dorota Medrzycka
Moya Painter

A special thank you to Waterloo University

Christine Dow
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Glacial Hydrology and Ice Dynamics

Additional Production Assistants
Nicolas Boulay
Patrick François
Nicolas Gonos
Charlotte Lerat Saint-Blancat
Daniel Renaudin

MUSIC AND SOUND

Music
Robert Marcel Lepage

With the special collaboration of
Pierre-Yves Martel
Claudie Bertounesque

Musicians
Pierre-Yves Martel
Jean Derome
Sheila Hannigan

Music Recording and Mixing
Pierre-Yves Martel
Robert Langlois

Sound Design
Benoît Dame, Exsono inc.

Sound Editing and 360˚ Mixing
Benoît Dame, Exsono inc.

Sound Editing Assistant
Jérémie Jones, Exsono inc. 

Sound Recording
Philippe Baylaucq
Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin Gagnon
Benoît Dame, Exsono inc.
Catherine Van Der Donckt

Foley
Stéphane Cadotte

Foley Recording
Benoît Dame, Exsono inc.

Narration and Inuit Throat Singing
Beatrice Deer

Introductory and ending music
Glacer les rails du traîneau (Kamutik)
Icing the Rails of the Sledge (Kamutik)

Percussionist
Mark Wheaton

Accompanied on screen by her daughter
Inumanaaq Langevin-Deer

A special thank you to
Jean-Marie Comeau

French Narration Coach
Nathalie Barton

English Adaptation and English Narration Coach
Kathleen Fee

Voice Recording and Additional Music / NFB
Luc Léger
Geoffrey Mitchell

POST-PRODUCTION

Technical Direction
Bruno Colpron
Arnaud Mariat
Guillaume Millet, Post
Frank Nadeau,  ONF/NFB

360˚ Digital Animation for domes
Antonin Gaud
François Guinaudeau
Arnaud Mariat
Maxime Pivin Lapointe
Sindre Ulvik Péladeau

Animated Graphics and 360˚ Special Effects Editor
Guillaume Millet, Post

2D Animation
Munro Ferguson
Rodolphe Saint-Gelais

Editor and Offline Editor
Arnaud Mariat

Colourization
Serge Verreault, ONF/NFB

Credit Sequence Designer
Cynthia Ouellet, ONF/NFB

NFB TEAM

Executive Director, Creation and Innovation
Julie Roy

Senior Director, Partnerships and Business Development
André Picard

Director, Partnerships and Business Development
Julie Huguet

Production Administrators
Rosalina Di Sario
Isabelle Limoges
Victoire-Émilie Bessette

Senior Production Coordinator
Dominique Forget

Production Coordinators
Yousra Benziane
Julia Dawson
Isabelle Gatti

Faisal Moula
Marcia Seebaran

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Lord

Duplication Technicians
Jean Coulombe
Michael Fortin

Head, Technical Ressources
Mira Mailhot
Steve Hallé

Support, Research and Technical Development
Julie Laperrière
Candice Désormeaux
Éloi Champagne
Sylvain Desbiens
Sébastien Dion
Pierre Ferlatte
Benoit Forté
Rafi Lokmagozyan
Catalin Melinte
Frank Nadeau
Frédérique Sauvé
Stéphane Simard

Mixer, Sound Treatment and Techno support
Isabelle Lussier

Archives, Sales & stock Footage Manager
Lea Nakonechny

Business Affairs and Legal Services
Julie Patry
Saskia Latendresse
Mirabelle Bélanger

Linguistic Services
Johanne Summerside
Gervaise Delmas
George Kaltsounakis

Marketing Manager
François Jacques

Marketing Coordination
Michelle Rozon

Angel Trasgallo Carpio

A special thank you to the entire NFB security team

A special thank you to the entire accomodations and material resources NFB team

Rio Tinto Alcan Planétarium, Montréal

Director
Olivier Hernandez

Acting Director, Space for Life
Julie Jodoin

Division Head, Public and Educational Programming
Laurence Desrosiers-Guité

Acting Director, Operations, Communications and Marketing, Montréal Space for Life
Albane Le Nay

Astronomers
André Grandchamps
Marc Jobin

Science Educator and Content Creator
Maxime Pivin Lapointe

Audiovisual Technicians
Patrick Cournoyer
Mathieu Forcier
Simon Gauthier
Patrick Geoffroy

IMAGE CREDITS
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, Aurōrae
Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)
Getty Images
Alamy
Pond5
Bridgeman Images
Shutterstock
iStock

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Constellation figures based on those developed for the IAU by Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott and Rick Fienberg)

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, and NEOWISE, which is a project of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology. WISE and NEOWISE are funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Earth: Images captured by the JAXA JMA Himawari 8 satellite

TECHNICAL PARTNERS AND CAMERA
Royal Photo inc.
CYB Plastiques
Techform Montal inc.
SLA Location
CineGround Media Inc.
Show SDT
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Location Légaré
Patrick Bouchard
Arctic Glacier

A National Film Board of Canada Production

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